breaking down boundaries through music.

RISE!! is a monthly DC party that celebrates different musical traditions with live percussion & instruments. DJ's, drummers, musicians, and dancers come together. RISE!! with us!

RISE!! Collaborators

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M Dot Is A DC-Based DJ, positioned at the nexus of music and community building for over six years. Beginning her career as a DJ, host, and producer of OneCaribbeanRadio, an HD station broadcasting world-wide, M Dot soon locked in residencies in New York and DC. Current residencies include Eighteenth Street Lounge, Marvin, Saint Ex, and Bossa Bistro & Lounge. 


Rakhel Israel 

Rakhel Israel was Born & Raised in Washington D.C. Her band Roots of Africa has Traveled worldwide. She’s performed with the Ahkvah Children's Choir, the Soul Messengers Band, the music ministry of Lion of Judah Church and Recorded with Spiritual Vocalist Ahdaiyah Israel.
Rakhel has Studied and West African Drumming and she uses the drum to create and heal.
She now plays a variety of African drums with Ni Dembaya, a West African Drumming group that performs soulful Traditional & Soulful West African Dance and Songs.

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dJ Flavix (Brazil)

Flavix is a Brazilian DJ based in Washington DC. More than a decade of experience in private parties, lounge music, art exhibitions, Carnival party celebration, and open air events. His influences come from various places in Brazil and from different decades. Performing in DC metro area since August 2016, DJ Flavix combines Brazilian tunes, Latin rhythms and also some upbeat tracks- a vibrant selection of world music!


T Kolai

Bio forthcoming


Artis Moon 

Artis Moon is a multi-disciplinary artist, playing percussion since she was a kid. She's performed widely in DC, NYC, Miami, and other locations in the U.S., as well as abroad, as a musician/percussionist and as a tap dancer, in venues ranging from local clubs, to theaters, to the U.S. Capitol, for over 60,000 people live. Artis believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of music. She is also a teaching artist, meditation and wellness guide, and life coach, with a passion for giving people the tools to empower themselves to take charge of their healing process.  theBoundlessLife.net @theBoundlessLife on IG

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